Question: What if I am unable to attend a hearing?
If you have a good reason for not being able to attend a scheduled hearing, you
must immediately file a written request asking the presiding officer to continue the hearing
to another date. You will need to state the specific reasons for the continuance. Iowa
Question: What if a witness refuses to attend the hearing?
You are entitled to have witnesses attend the hearing, either in person or by
telephone, who know about facts that would help your case. If necessary, you can file a
written request for the presiding officer to issue a subpoena to order the witness to attend.
Question: What if my witness does not show up to the hearing?
If your witness does not show up, you can ask the presiding officer to continue the
hearing to another day. Or you could ask the hearing officer to “hold the record open” to
allow the witness to testify at a later date. It is up to the hearing officer whether a
Question: Will the hearing be recorded?
Yes, the hearing must be recorded by use of a voice recorder or by use of a court
reporter. By rule, prohibited practice complaint (PPC) hearings will be recorded by a court
reporter and the agency will arrange for a court reporter to report the hearing. The cost of